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Hope for Kenyan women as 3 men who publicly stripped woman are sentenced to death

Three Kenyan men who stripped and attacked a woman have been sentenced to death. The death sentence was imposed after the three were convicted of robbery with violence. Death penalties are still passed in Kenyan courts, but no executions have actually been carried out since 1987. The convicted men will instead serve out the rest of their days in jail. Could the ruling serve as a deterrent?

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Horrific atrocities committed in DRC’s Kasai province as 3,300 people reported dead

The Catholic Church has revealed that more than 3,300 people have been killed in the violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai region since last October. The UN also gave details of “harrowing reports” of killings, mutilation and entire villages destroyed in Kasai. The humanitarian and human rights situation has continued to deteriorate and the civilian population in the Kasai is in a precarious state following reports of “ethnic hatred, resulting in extremely grave, widespread and apparently planned attacks,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein told the Council. There has been reports of fighting between the Congolese security forces and militia members. The Congolese authorities have rejected a proposal by the UN Human Rights Council to send in an investigation team to look into the violence that has killed hundreds of civilians.

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Borrow do not steal: Louis Vuitton strikes again this time leaving behind the Maasai shuka for the Basotho blanket

Louis Vuitton has again met with criticism this time from South Africans, after turning the culturally significant Basotho blanket, into the latest fashion trend for men. For the Basotho, the blanket signifies a sacred ritual and normally does not go for more the R1,000 ($77) much less than the Louis Vuitton hefty price tag of R33, 000 ($2,553).

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Period Poverty: Can African countries supply free sanitary products?

The Scottish Government will hand out free sanitary products to those in need as part of a pilot project in Aberdeen in what is essentially the first national government-sponsored effort of its type. Several African countries are on the path to establishing sanitary dignity by providing free sanitary products to low income girls and women. However, there is need for a comprehensive policy framework to tackle the availability of the products and the lack of education and sanitation infrastructure.


Nigeria: Buhari and the economy called medical tourism

African leaders are sustaining Europe’s medical tourism. With millions of dollars spent on medical check-ups, while many of the ordinary populace use the underfunded health institutions, African leaders have not focused on the health sector of their countries. President Muhammadu Buhari has been out of the country for 72 days. As Nigeria’s economy tries to stand on its feet, Buhari remains in London, what many Nigerians have called his “branch office”.


A Nigerian restaurant Ikoyi opens on the streets of London

Food and culture are inseparable, and this is what Ikoyi, a restaurant on the streets of London is all about. Started by two friends with the aim of fusing Nigerian flavours to London’s, Jeremy Chan and Ire Hassan-Odukale wanted to bring a twist to their new restaurant by creating a blend of African cuisine. The founders of Ikoyi say: “We want to change perceptions of west African cuisine.”

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Girls Not Brides: Every Two Seconds a Girl under the Age of 18 is married off – World Bank

A new study from the World Bank has revealed that ending child marriage would reduce population growth, boost girls’ educational achievements and increase their earnings. Each year more than 15 million girls worldwide are married before they turn 18 and experts say these child brides are more likely to be victims of sexual and domestic abuse and become teenage mothers.